/ Apr 10, 2017

Worker sentiment index falls for third straight month

Business confidence among Japanese workers with jobs sensitive to the health of the country’s economy fell in March for the third consecutive month, due partly to a deteriorating retail environment, the government said Monday. The seasonally adjusted index of sentiment among workers sensitive to ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Trump chooses key economics adviser

President Donald Trump chose Kevin Hassett, an economics adviser to past Republican presidential candidates, on Friday to be chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Hassett will play a critical role in analyzing the performance of the economy and impact of policy ...

Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoya

/ Apr 1, 2017

Japan's first outdoor Legoland park opens in Nagoya

Japan’s first outdoor Legoland park opened in Nagoya on Saturday, raising hopes that more tourists will visit the area and deliver an economic boom to the nation’s third-largest business region. With children’s tickets priced higher than those at Tokyo Disneyland, Legoland Japan offers various ...

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

/ Mar 24, 2017

BOJ won't raise bond yield target: Kuroda

The Bank of Japan’s chief said Friday the central bank would not raise its long-term government debt yield target despite upward pressure from recent rises in overseas interest rates. The central bank’s “monetary policy should be designed to achieve the price stability target of ...